10 things not to miss during a holiday in Formentera

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Holidays in Formentera: the experiences not to be missed

Some of its beaches have been defined by tourists as the most beautiful in the world, and it certainly comes as no surprise. The uncontaminated nature and the very rich seabed of the beaches of Formentera make it a real summer paradise. Culture, gastronomy and shopping complete the offer of this splendid island. The smallest of the Balearics also boasts the opportunity to visit it all (given its size), and for this we propose 10 things not to miss during your holidays in Formentera. For convenience, quality and service management, we suggest the Hotel Voramar or the Sa Vilda apartments both in Es Pujol, the Josefa apartments in La Savina or the Garrovers apartments in Es Migjorn as the starting points for your excursion days. From each of these you can plan your days to discover them 10 unmissable experiences:



Do swimming in the Ses Salines Park. Inside the park there is the one that was recently elected best beach in Spain, second in Europe and sixth in the world: Illetes. In addition to this you will also find the splendid beach of Llevant.

Il Kayak: only from the sea, in fact, you can admire the infinite coves, coves and natural cove found along the coast of Formentera. Equipped starting points are in La Savina and Es Pujol, and both offer a total of six paths, which last from a few hours to a full day.

Il Pillar of La Mola. Here every Wednesday and Sunday is held the hippie artisan market inaugurated thirty years ago, undoubtedly one of the best places for shopping in Formentera. It is worth the hike up to Moli de la Mola, an ancient mill that became famous for being portrayed on the cover of a Pink Floyd record (More, 1969) and can be visited throughout the summer. From here you can also reach the lighthouse of La Mola, also known as “the lighthouse of Jules Verne”, because here lived Ettore Servadac, the protagonist of one of his works.



The sunset a Cap of Babaria. It is worth visiting the Cova Foradada, an underground tunnel that leads to a spectacular viewpoint overlooking the sea.

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Camí de Sa Pujada: probably one of the most beautiful routes in the whole Mediterranean area. 1,8km of stone walkway dating back to the thirteenth century, was the path that the monks who lived in the monastery of La Mola (which was completely destroyed) made.

Trekking and cycling on the Greenways: by bike or on foot, the best way to discover Formentera. The island boasts well 12 itineraries, including the Ruta d'Estany de Pudent, a splendid route that crosses the "lagoon of flamingos".


The picturesque It's Calo. Small fishing village, which is distributed along the pier of the port of Formentera. Do not miss a dinner based on fresh fish!

Finca Can Marroig: woods, pine forests and cultivated land give life to this finca, bordered by Punta Gavina and Punta Pedrera. Here you will find an ornithological center, which shows the rich fauna of Formentera.

A guided tour, which runs through the historical and cultural heritage of the island, from Torre des Pi des Català (one of the four defensive towers of the island), the megalithic tomb by Ca Na Costa, the Roman castle of Can Blai and the church of Sant Francesc.


Do not forget the island gastronomy: from “bullit de peix” to fish salad, from honey to Formentera cheese, to the typical traditional sweets: orelletes', 'flaó' and 'greixonera'.

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